Anyways, I got attacked by a trojan virus disguised as an anti-virus. It told me I had a virus inside and asked if I wanted to remove it. I clicked "Clean Computer". It later came back on and said "Restart now to finish clean?" and I clicked "restart". After that, things started spiraling down to hell. I tried to boot up but it keeps staying on the loading screen (before the login screen) and then it would automatically shut down. I've tried to run the automatic windows restore but it wouldnt work. I even used a windows defender offline 64-bit disk to remove the virus but it wouldnt boot. Oh yeah, it wont boot in any safe mode either. I refused to spend 70 bucks to get a full factory restore so instead, like a dummy, I tried to do it myself. I did NOT have any disks(driver
disks, restore, windows install, etc). The laptop was given to me by a cousin who had no need for it anymore. The restore started working at the beginning but after I got to the splash screen where it says "windows is finalizing" (or something along the lines of that) it got stuck. I left it for an hour but it did not reboot or anything so I deleted the 2 files in the "Startup" folder and rebooted. It then led me into the start up screen you get when you buy a new laptop. I filled it all in and then logged in. I noticed right away that the screen resolution was different than it was before the trojan attack and I tried to change it. For some reason it only had 2 choices of screen resolution. Also, the colors are all different. There is no transparency like there was before the attack. I believe the color scheme had changed but I dont know why or how to fix this. Also, the Standard VGA graphics adapter wont work (error code 10 or something like that). Is it because I dont have all the necessary information for it to reboot successfully? I know in the stores and stuff they have AV cords to plug in or something but I dont. Is that what I did wrong? Also, all my java and drivers
are all out of date. I'm currently using windows update to try and see if this fixes anything but I really need some help. I'm using a Toshiba Satellite U405-S29153. OS is Vista Home Premium with Intel Centrino. I dont know what to do. If anyone can help me, thank you. Also thanks for reading through this LONG thread.